Review, Blog Tour & Giveaway: Babydoll by Allyson Roy

Saylor Oz is a Brooklyn-based sex therapist. She spends her days curing couples of their sexual woes. But when the brother of her long-time friend gets arrested and convicted of serial murders, Saylor feels obligated to put on a detective hat and hunts for the true killer.

The murder victims were all models found around New York City. Each victim has a lock of hair missing. Saylor, a connoisseur of films of a sexual nature, realizes that she’s seen this somewhere before: an old movie entitled Bad, Bad, Babydoll. Saylor immediately begins investigating the cast of this movie and discovers some startling similarities to the crimes. She vows to stop at nothing, even putting herself in harms way, to help find the true killer.

Readers of Jenn’s Bookshelf know that I can’t stand when one author’s writing is compared to another. However, in the case of Babydoll, I can’t help but compare it to Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum novels. Saylor has the same no-holds-barred attitude as Stephanie Plum. I It’s not Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction, but an excellent read nonetheless. Several times I found myself laughing at loud. The emotions the reader experiences ranges from sorrow and hatred to tears-rolling-down-your face humor. The characters are stellar. Each has their own faults, but you can’t help but love them. And if that’s not enough, the storyline is very suspenseful. Just when you think you’ve solved the case, Roy throws in something from left field and forces you to reconsider.

While Babydoll is technically the second in a series of books, you lose nothing by not reading the first of the series, Aphrodisiac . Obviously, since the main character is a sex therapist, there is a good deal of sex in this book. It’s not overly graphic or raunchy in any way and completely appropriate for this book.

I highly recommend this one! A steamy thriller for your steamy summer evenings!
About the author:
Allyson Roy translates into Alice & Roy, husband and wife collaborating authors. Roy, a graduate of the University Of The Arts in Philadelphia, has a background in theater, art and standup comedy. Alice, dancer/choreographer/teacher, double majored in dance and philosophy at the State University of New York. They spent many gypsy years living and working in the different neighborhoods of New York City and Philadelphia. Aside from being marriage and writing partners, they are also best friends, which is reflected in the heartfelt, go-the-distance friendship of their two main characters.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours for allowing me to take part in this tour. And thanks to the publisher, Penguin, for providing a copy of this book for review.
Check out the other blogs participating in this tour:
Tuesday, August 18th: The Eclectic Book Lover
Wednesday, August 19th: Jenn’s Bookshelf
Tuesday, August 25th: Jen’s Book Thoughts
Wednesday, August 26th: Cheryl’s Book Nook
Thursday, August 27th: Reading With Monie
Monday, August 31st: Bookluver-Carol’s Reviews
Wednesday, September 2nd: Chick With Books
Thursday, September 3rd: Stephanie’s Confessions of a Book-a-holic
Tuesday, September 8th: GalleySmith
Wednesday, September 9th: Bookgasm
Thursday, September 10th: I’m Booking It

Now to the giveway! To enter, comment on this post. To earn extra entries, blog and/or tweet about it. Please include a direct link to your tweet or blog post in your comment. All comments must contain an email address. Comments received without email address will be automatically removed. Open to US and Canadian residents only. Winner will be announced on this blog on Friday, August 28th.

59 Comments to "Review, Blog Tour & Giveaway: Babydoll by Allyson Roy"

  1. Shawna's Gravatar Shawna
    August 24, 2009 - 9:14 PM | Permalink

    Shawna Lewis

    Thanks for this chance to win this amazing book I so want to read it!!!

  2. Shawna's Gravatar Shawna
    August 24, 2009 - 9:14 PM | Permalink
  3. Allyson Roy's Gravatar Allyson Roy
    August 25, 2009 - 1:38 AM | Permalink

    We had no idea the comments would continue past our guest day. And we hope we're not too late in answering some of you. Thanks to all for your interest in our books.

    AmyM and Kytaira
    In answer to your questions, we both work on story line and characters. However, Roy, usually initiates the ideas for things and Alice prefers to work on details and structure.
    No, it is not tough for us to work together. We get along great. We're best friends.

  4. Kristi's Gravatar Kristi
    August 25, 2009 - 2:46 AM | Permalink

    Thanks for bringing this book under my radar! i would love to try to win a copy!

    kherbrand at comcast dot net

  5. Heidi V's Gravatar Heidi V
    August 25, 2009 - 4:08 PM | Permalink

    The book sounds like a great read!

    heidivargas [at] live dot com

  6. Heidi V's Gravatar Heidi V
    August 25, 2009 - 4:11 PM | Permalink

    Blogged about the giveaway @

    Thanks again!
    heidivargas [at] live dot com

  7. Margaret's Gravatar Margaret
    August 25, 2009 - 8:53 PM | Permalink

    Sounds like a good read, thanks for offering the book!

  8. Jen's Gravatar Jen
    August 25, 2009 - 9:12 PM | Permalink

    sounds like a really fun read! Thx for reviewing it for us.

  9. Beth's Gravatar Beth
    August 26, 2009 - 1:29 AM | Permalink

    This book looks great. Please enter me.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

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